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EKSo™ Product Overview Ekso™ is a wearable robot—or exoskeleton—that powers people with lower-extremity paralysis or weakness to get them standing up and walking. It is a ready-to-wear, battery-powered, bionic device that is strapped over the user’s clothing. The combination of motors and sensors, along with patient assist with balance and body positioning, allow the user to walk over ground with an efficient reciprocal gait pattern. An experienced user/patient can transfer to/from their wheelchair and don or doff the Ekso in less than 5 minutes. The torso and leg straps are designed for the user/patient to easily get in and out of the device either on their own or with minimal assistance. Choice of 3 Walk Modes 1. FirstStep A physical therapist actuates steps with a button push. The user progresses from sit to stand and using a walker to walking with crutches, often in their first session. 2. ActiveStep Users take control of actuating their steps via buttons on the crutches or walker. 3. ProStep The user achieves the next step by leaning forward and a lateral shift of weight. The Ekso device recognizes that the user is in the correct position and steps. Training Mode The Ekso exoskeleton can be set to provide audio feedback when the user achieves the ideal lateral and forward shift required for a step. Training mode is used to determine the ideal weight shift targets for a user that is preparing to progress to ProStep. Data Data module automatically gathers and transmits statistics and device information during Ekso walking sessions. Data can be retrieved with a secure login to view, filter, and export. Intended Use • • • • • People with lower extremity weakness or paralysis due to neurological disease or injury Spinal Cord injuries, Multiple Sclerosis, Guillain Barré syndrome Height range: 5’2” – 6’2” Maximum weight: 220 lbs Maximum hip width: 16.5” Other User Requirements • Sufficient upper extremity strength to balance with crutches or walker • Able to self-transfer from wheelchair to a regular chair • Complete evaluation and screening by a medical provider before using device

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Contraindication • • • • • Upper extremity strength deficits that limit the ability to balance with a front rolling walker or crutches Spinal instability (or spinal orthotics unless cleared by a medical doctor) Unresolved deep vein thrombosis (DVT) Decreased standing tolerance due to orthostatic hypotension Significant osteoporosis that prevents safe standing or may increase the risk of fracture caused by standing or walking • Range of motion (ROM) restrictions that would prevent a patient from achieving a normal, reciprocal gait pattern, or would restrict a patient from completing normal sit-to-stand...

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